The words of our song can become the format of a prayer
‘Here’s my heart Lord
Here’s my life Lord
Speak what is true.‘
When we come before the Lord in prayer we do so knowing that He knows us intimately.
We come to Him in openness and allow Him to reveal, to answer, to speak truth into our heart and circumstances and we just submit and listen.
Know His Promises and His wisdom.
Allow Him to speak over us His truth so that we can repeat with faith.
Take time to declare what we believe.
Build ourselves up in His promises.
When God lays visions on our hearts it is wise to wait for the right timing.
Give it the test of time and the chance to be confirmed.
Hold it close to your chest for such a time.
We may come up against attack or opposition from others or in the spiritual realm.
When we come up against opposition and we will.
Remain calm and steadfast and use Jesus as a role model.
Jesus remained silent.
He never spoke or retaliated in haste to defend Himself.
He trusted His Father to do that for Him.
Jesus did not give the time of day to critics, humiliators, false accusers.
He just continued in what He knew as right.
There are occasions when we seem on our own because the key people who we rely on for support may seem to hold back and not come on board.
His wisdom would be to wait and allow them time to hear from God in their own way but without becoming defensive.
There may be those who go as far as to ridicule or mock.
Be what feels like an obstruction and negative force.
To be constant questioners but with no resolves.
Seers of why not but not of why.
Discouragers who are negative or doom spreaders must not sway what we discern to be the way forward in our heart.
We need to continue undeterred and strong in what we believe.
It is, on occasions, necessary to discern the spirit from which a conversation flows.
If it leaves us with fear, despair or foreboding or Leaves us anxious it is possibly the enemy.
Stirrers of trouble who repeatedly attack need the response of watchfulness and prayer.
Jesus gave us keys to bind up or to loose what comes at us.
These keys although seeming small have far reaching effect and control to fall back on
The illustration shows us in an open gesture of offering our heart in submission and obedience in prayer.
Two verses of a Matt Redman song come to mind:
I will offer up my life in spirit and truth
Pouring out the oil of love, as my worship to you
In surrender I must give my every part.
Lord, receive this sacrifice of a broken heart
Jesus, what can I give, what can I bring
To so faithful a Friend, to so loving a King?
Saviour, what can be said, what can be sung
As a praise of Your name for the things You have done?
Oh, my words could not tell, not even in part
Of the debt of love that is owed by this thankful heart
The song. Here’s my Heart Lord. Casting Crowns